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Lest we forget

Lest we forget

N-Memorial-ActivitiesMemorial Day is a day to remember and honor those that gave their lives while defending our country. It’s also a day to remember all those that have served and are now deceased. Inside this issue are the names of veterans buried in area cemeteries, and we honor them with this issue of The Cedar Springs Post, click here to download. If you know of a veteran’s name that is missing from the list, please let us know and we’ll add them for next year.

There will be several memorial activities and ceremonies taking place this weekend that residents are encouraged to take part in:

The Cedar Springs Historical Society will hold its 14th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 25, at 2pm to honor veterans of all wars. This year’s veterans will be Henry Ralph Phelps, War of 1812 (buried in Courtland); Civil War, Daniel Dove; Custer Borst, Spanish American War (buried in East Nelson); John Manbeck, World War I; Richard Arnold, World War II; Douglas Hamel, Korea; Kenneth Heaton, Vietnam. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each gravesite. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist in the presentation. Meet in the museum in Morley Park at 2 p.m. Transportation will be provided to Elmwood Cemetery and back to the museum for refreshments. If it rains, the event will be held in the museum. In case of severe weather warnings, the event will be canceled.

The American Legion Glen Hill Post #287 in Cedar Springs will hold their annual Memorial Day program on May 26. They will be at Elmwood Cemetery at 9 a.m., Solon Cemetery at 10 a.m., East Nelson Cemetery at 10:45 a.m., and Veterans Memorial Park, (corner of Main and Oak in Cedar Springs) at 11:30 a.m. In case of bad weather, services will be held only in the American Legion Hall at 9 a.m. The Cedar Springs High School Marching Band will also do several songs.

The Sand Lake/Cedar Springs Tri-Corner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7912 will have ceremonies on Monday, May 26. They will be at the VFW Post in Sand Lake at 10:30 a.m. The Tri County Marching Band will also be on hand.

Algoma Township will hold their service on Monday, May 26, at their Veteran’s Memorial Park at the Algoma Township Cemetery at 10515 Grange Ave., at 1:00 p.m. The service will include the 3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry Co. F reenactment group 21-gun salute, Taps, Algoma Baptist Church Choir, and other participants. This service will honor all of Algoma Township’s veterans and active duty servicemen and women. Refreshments will be served by the Algoma Township Historical Society following the ceremony.

 

 

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